Assistant Accountant – Lease Accounting


Company Description

McDonald’s Australia is the largest quick service restaurant operation in the country. Fondly known as “Macca’s”, we are famous in the global McDonald’s world for adding beetroot to our Aussie burgers and creating the world’s first McCafé in Melbourne. A household name in Australia for over 50 years, we believe that our customers are the heart and soul of everything we do and make it our mission to make every moment count!


Job Description

Our Finance team have an fantastic opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to join their dynamic team. The Assistant Accountant supports the management and reporting of financial impacts of new, renewed and amended leases in accordance with IFRS and GAAP accounting standards. Responsibilities include P&L and balance sheet analysis and management, month end journals, account reconciliation.

This role requires a base level of accounting knowledge and attention to detail. Importance is placed on strong internal controls including the adherence to SOX controls and audit requirements.  We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, attention to detail and a pro-active approach to tasks.

What are the main focus points of the role?

  • Validating lease data and critical accounting attributes for new, renewed and amended leases
  • Participating in the month end process and record lease journal entries
  • Managing balance sheet accounts including lease payments, ROUA/liability and sub-ledger reconciliations
  • Completing required monthly reporting
  • Ad hoc analysis for key stakeholders including Commercial Finance, Tax and FP&A
  •  Annual and ad hoc reporting to the Corporate Controller Group
  • Ensuring SOX controls are met and adequate audit documentation is maintained
  • Supporting ongoing enhancements to the accounting  system
  • Supporting the relationship with both Real Estate and external stakeholders as required



What skills do you need to be successful in the role?

  • Studying or hold a qualification in accounting
  • High level of attention to detail to ensure accuracy in work
  • Demonstrated experience working effectively within a team
  • Actively seeks and accepts constructive feedback to build skills and competencies
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong time management and prioritisation skills
  • Ideally prior experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated skills using excel
  • Flexible and adaptive to change
  • Knowledgeable in balance sheet reconciliations is preferable


Additional Information

Why choose us?

Employer of choice winner for the past three years, McDonald’s Australia is defined by its culture. Our culture is an expression of why and how we do things around here. It influences the way we interact with each other, and how we interact with our customers, franchisees and suppliers. It is our purpose to feed and foster the community; and our mission is making delicious, feel-good moments easy for everyone.

Not only do we offer flexible working arrangements, a bonus week of annual leave and a market leading incentive scheme; but we provide an opportunity to work alongside other passionate and talented people every single day.

Join our team!

So if you are eager to jump into a new position within a passionate team and market leading brand, then APPLY today.

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